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NPE 2012: Producers Optimistic for Industry Growth

6:56 AM MDT | April 20, 2012 | –Lindsey Bewley in Orlando

lighter trucks: Sabic’s PBT resin is used in seven models of Volvo’s 2012 heavy truck line. The outlook for the North American polyolefins industry is solid after the sector continues its rebound, producers told CW at the National Plastics Expo (NPE), held earlier this month in Orlando. “We expect to see polyethylene [PE] growth continue to track quite well with industrial production growth,” says Randy Woelfel, CEO of Nova Chemicals. “Today there is plenty of uncertainty, but generally there is an increasingly optimistic undertone...

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